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  • Shining in Shadowsby Murray Pomerance

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself. Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood?s star personas sent mixed messages about Americans? identities and ideals. With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection... more...

  • Cinema Todayby Elena Oumano

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    In Cinema Today, Elena Oumano has ingeniously crafted a conversation from her personal and individual interviews with a distinguished group of international cinema legends. She follows a lively symposium-in-print format, with the filmmakers' words and thoughts grouped together under various key cinema topics. Collectively these artists reflect... more...

  • Hong Kong Screenscapesby Esther M. K. Cheung; Gina Marchetti; See-Kam Tan

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 25.00

    Global connections and screen innovations drive Hong Kong screenscapes that flow with transnational cultural production, circulation and consumption, highlighting innovations, interactions, disjunctures, differences, and ruptures therein. Focusing on the film clubs of the 1960s and 1970s, the successive new waves since the 1980s and the post-handover... more...

  • The End Of Cinema As We Know Itby Jon Lewis

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 22.10

    Almost half a century ago, Jean-Luc Godard famously remarked, "I await the end of cinema with optimism." Lots of us have been waiting for and wondering about this prophecy ever since. The way films are made and exhibited has changed significantly. Films, some of which are not exactly "films" anymore, can now be projected in a wide variety of ways... more...

  • Enfant Terrible!by Murray Pomerance

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    A witty and provocative re-evaluation of the phenomenon known as Jerry Lewis, an accomplished yet controversial figure in American cinema. more...

  • Yours Truly, Hugh Downsby Hugh Downs

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father?s wayward attempt to automate their entire family home (down to the plumbing), a boyhood attempt to manufacture alcohol (until his Grandmother wrecked... more...

  • The History of Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska 1915-2005by Catherine Stadem

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 169.95

    The growth of theatre in Anchorage, Alaska, is a microcosm of theatre development throughout the United States in the 20th century. In less than a century, Anchorage grew from its humble origins to become a vibrant frontier city of 300,000 and the cultural center of the state. Homegrown playwrights developed their craft, arts institutions flourished,... more...

  • Zum Ende der Komödieby Stephan Kraft

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 36.25

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Philosophie der Komödie: von Aristoteles bis Roberto Benigni. Trotz ihrer 2.000 Jahre alten Tradition liegt bisher noch keine Theoriegeschichte der Komödie vor. Stephan Kraft konzentriert sich in seiner Studie auf ein zentrales Element, das in der Theoriegeschichte der Komödie omnipräsent ist: das Happyend. Mal ist es als Voraussetzung... more...

  • Acting for Americaby Robert Eberwein; Robert Eberwein; Aaron Baker; Rebecca Bell-Metereau; William Brown; Michael DeAngelis; Krin Gabbard; Chris Holmlund; Adam Knee; Christina Lane; Linda Mizejewski; James Morrison; Jerry Mosher

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Acting for America focuses on the way film icons have engaged in and defined some major issues of cultural and social concern to America during the 1980s. Scholars employing a variety of useful approaches explore how these movie stars' films speak to an increased audience awareness of advances in feminism, new ideas about masculinity, and the... more...

  • Hollywood Rebornby James Morrison; James Morrison; Chris Cagle; Nick Davis; Cynthia Erb; Maria Pramaggiore; Karl Schoonover; Thomas Schur; Jans Wager; Jean Walton; Joe Wlodarz

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

     As studio and star systems declined in the 1970s, actors had more power than ever, and because many had become fiercely politicized by the temper of the times, the movies they made were often more challenging than before. Thus, just when it might have faded out, Hollywood was reborn-but what was the nature of this rebirth? Hollywood Reborn examines... more...